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  • U.S. Open: Mardy Fish gets embraceable moment; Federer just has a moment

     
    Mardy Fish, 28 and without many of the magic moments that had been predicted for the athletic tennis player who grew up with Andy Roddick and James Blake, stood in the center of Louis Armstrong Stadium on Saturday afternoon and......
  • U.S. Open: Andy Murray becomes first of the top five men's players to exit

     
    Andy Murray, the Scotsman with good foot speed and a multilayered baseline game, has said more than once that if he could pick one major tournament to win it would be the U.S. Open and not his more-native Wimbledon. If......
  • First Listen: 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin'

     
    The announcement last fall that Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson would pay tribute to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, including completing songs left unfinished at George’s untimely death in 1937 at age 38, gave reason for both anticipation........
  • Album review: Brian Wilson's 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin'

     
    On “Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin,” the summer mash-up between the surf-sound maestro and the Jazz Age composer, the most obvious retooling is on “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Far from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s wistful...
  • U.S. Open: Melanie Oudin not as good second time around

     
    For a few moments Wednesday at the U.S. Open it felt like 2009 for Melanie Oudin. She was fighting back from a first-set loss to a higher-seeded opponent, pumping her fists, squealing "Come on," and drawing the partisan crowd on......
  • U.S. Open: James Blake lighting up the night

     
    James Blake had thought about limping away from tennis after he lost early at Wimbledon. His knees ached even after a 10-week break taken specifically to let them settle down after tendinitis flared up. But the rest didn't seem to......
  • Are you a 'jazz nerd'? Jason Marsalis revisits and clarifies the term

     
    In the wake of causing a minor firestorm in the online jazz community last month with a playful video decrying the influence of "jazz nerds," drummer Jason Marsalis e-mailed me a clarification this morning that both expands on the definition,......
  • Next week's 'Idol': Music from the movies; mentor Jamie Foxx, the sequel

     
    It was just over a year ago that Jamie Foxx took his first turn as an "American Idol" mentor. He was tasked with shepherding Season 8's Final 5 -- Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Matt Giraud -- through Rat Pack week last year,...
  • In Memory of: A guide to 10 of Guru's greatest moments

     
    A Tribe Called Quest garnered the most critical raves and Wu-Tang Clan swung the hardcore hip-hop pendulum back from the West Coast, but no group defined the sound of '90s New York City rap like Gang Starr. Even 21 years......
  • Gulf oil spill: President Obama arrives in Louisiana [Updated]

     
    President Obama arrived in New Orleans Sunday to observe first hand-hand the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident as critics faulted efforts by the federal government and oil company BP PLC to contain the growing spill early......
  • Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records

    Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records
    Dot Records founder Randy Wood was looking for a song for a young Pat Boone to record in 1955 and found it in the Fats Domino hit "Ain't That a Shame?" Except Boone, then an English major, wanted to sing "Isn't That a Shame?" After a few run-throughs,...